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ACMI

Arts Review: The Total Bowie Festival at David Bowie Is... - ACMI, Melbourne (19 and 20.09.15)

David Bowie Is taking over your weekend. Last weekend saw hundreds of fans get a little extra Bowie at the ACMI in Melbourne. The Total Bowie festival was two solid days of hero worship for their favourite Starman.

Hello Asia! KOFFIA 2015 Film Review: My Dictator (나의 독재자) (South Korea, 2014)

Awarded and nominated for various awards worldwide, My Dictator is an inspiring, eye-opening and commendable piece of art by Director Lee Haejun. Exploring the bond and emotions of a father and son, My Dictator is a beautifully heartbreaking representation of family, love and dreams.

8 Reasons Why You Should Catch 'How To Steal A Dog' at KOFFIA 2015

The much anticipated Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) finally kicked off in Melbourne yesterday with How To Steal A Dog. Here's 8 reasons why you should book a ticket and head down to catch the heartwarming film in your city.

Photo Gallery: ACMI "Bowie Late Nights" featuring Jen Cloher + The Thin White Ukes - ACMI, Melbourne (29.08.15)

Jen Cloher performed in the ACMI Lightwell on Friday night as part of the "Bowie Late Nights" concert series in conjunction with the David Bowie Is... exhibition. Support came from David Bowie ukelele cover band, The Thin White Ukes. Tony Proudfoot was on hand to witness and capture these images.

Photo Gallery: David Bowie Is Exhibition - Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne (15.07.15)

David Bowie Is.... This phrase conjurs up so much because David Bowie has given so much. He has had so much influence in every facet of the Arts that it is hard to pinpoint the exact description to that phrase. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image is staging an Exhibition showing a piece of everything that has showcased Bowie's career.

Hello Asia! IFF 2015 Review: 7/24 (Indonesia, 2014)

Inspired by Actor Lukman Sardi’s real life experience, Director Fajar Nugros presents the life of middle class society in Jakarta and targets the young couples through his most recent work 7/24.

Hello Asia! IFF 2015 Review: Tes Nyali (Indonesia, 2015)

Through the meeting with the Producer and Director, Vijei Al Fajr at the Indonesian Film Festival, Hello Asia writer Lya Susanto heard about their visions and aspirations for Indonesian's horror films in the long run. Both of them aspire to revive the fallen horror genre without inducing any sexual elements, and hope to introduce and perhaps combine the genre with the fundamentals of other genres such as thriller and actions to Indonesian market. Find out how Fajr's Tes Nyali (Test of Fear) went.

Hello Asia! IFF 2015 Review: Jalanan (Indonesia, 2013)

Screened for the second time in Melbourne during the Indonesian Film Festival, Jalanan received a warm welcome breaking the festival’s record and selling out 390 tickets for the first time in the festival brief history. The festival closing film is a documentary that explores the street life in Jakarta highlighting elements of politics, sex, love, family, corruption, and globalization through music.

Hello Asia! IFF 2015 Interview: Di Balik 98 Director Lukman Sardi & Actress Chelsea Islan talk social issues & Indonesian Film industry

Hello Asia's writer Lya Susanto brings you an exclusive chat with Indonesian actor/film makers Lukman Sardi and Chelsea Islan at the Indonesian Film Festival Australia 2015. After acting in a wide range of challenging roles varying from an assassin to a gay character and receiving numerous acting awards Indonesia, Lukman Sardi aims to add colours and facilitate the growth of local film industry with his directorial film debut, Di Balik 98. Main star Chelsea Islan has inspired many with her talents and has been actively supporting Indonesian film industry at the world stage with her role as the festival’s brand ambassador this year.

Hello Asia! IFF 2015 Interview: 3 Nafas Likas director Rako Prijanto and actress Atiqah Hasiholan discuss the film

Hello Asia's Lya Susanto chats with Indonesian Film Festival 2015 opening film 3 Nafas Likas (Likas’ 3 Breaths) director, Rako Prijanto and lead actress Atiqah Hasiholan in Melbourne. Rako Prijanto talks about the historical significance of the film while Atiqah Hasiholan chats about playing Likas Tarigan and the role she played in modern Indonesian history.

MICF Review: Nick Cody’s "Beard Game Strong" - ACMI (Performances through April 19th)

Nick Cody, aka Cru$her, puts on a stellar performance fuelled by hip hop, thick shakes and some great Aussie attitude. Having recently emerged from the ether, Nick Cody has been tipped to be one of the next big things in the Melbourne comedy scene.

Hello Asia! IFF 2015: 3 Nafas Likas Q&A session with Rako Prijanto & Atiqah Hasiholan

Indonesian Film Festival Australia Opening film 3 Nafas Likas director, Rako Prijanto and lead actress Atiqah Hasiholan shared the stage at their Q&A session with Peter Krausz, a renown Australian film critic and a presenter of Movie Metropolis radio program on 3NRG on 9th April 2015 at ACMI Melbourne. Peter asked Rako and Atiqah about the making of 3 Nafas Likas and the history behind the film.

Win a ticket to Indonesian Film Festival films Di Balik ’98 and Siti

The 10th Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) is upon us and we have one ticket to giveaway for the screenings of Di Balik ’98 (Behind 98) and Siti.

Hello Asia! IFF 2015: The Films of Indonesian Film Festival 2015

The 10th Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) will be held from 9th to 18th April at ACMI in Melbourne. The team from Hello Asia showcases the ten (plus one educational) Indonesian films that will be showing at IFF 2015.

Hello Asia! IFF 2015: Indonesian Film Festival Educational Screening feat. Hasduk Berpola (The Patterned Neckerchief)

With the festival dates drawing near, Indonesian Film Festival Australia announced its Educational Screening program for 2015 on its official website http://iffaustralia.com. The festival will screen a 2013 drama titled Hasduk Berpola (The Patterned Neckerchief) by Harris Nizam on Friday, 17th April at 10am & 12:45pm.